Pencil Cholla

 

 

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

 

Cactaceae

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Form: Cactus
Seasonality: Evergreen perennial
Size: 3 feet high
Leaves; n/a

Flowers: 3/4 inch, green to yellow (May-June)
Fruit:
Fleshy berry; size and shape of an olive; matures from green to red
Stems: Light green, slender joints 1 - 12 inches long 3/4 inches thick with 1 - 2 inch long spines
Range/Origin: USA, desert southwest to Texas and northern Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset Zones 3, 7 - 24, USDA: 9b-10, 23 F

Comments: Low litter, Medium thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained soils
  • Propagation: Seed, cuttings
  • Maintenance: Minimal

 

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